Is Your Retirement Plan Outdated? Why the 4% Rule is Suddenly Trending Again

For decades, retirees have been guided by a simple principle for managing their retirement savings: the 4% rule. Created in 1994 by financial planner William Bengen, this rule suggests that retirees can sustain their savings for 30 years by withdrawing 4% of their retirement fund and adjusting this amount annually for inflation. Bingen’s research, which … Read more

Is the 4% Rule Still Working?

The 4% rule has become the standard norm for retirement spending was established 28 years ago. It was in 1994 when financial adviser William Bengen created the 4% rule, a general guideline for how much to safely withdraw in retirement. It is reasonable to question whether the formula is still effective.